General Information -Deaddiction & Rehabilitation
The past of Drug Addiction
When Paracelsus (Theophrastus Bombastus von Hohenheim, 1493-1541) stated that he would not like to be a physician without opium, he underlined the importance of opium, which was then widely used as an analgesic, hypnotic, sedative and tranquillizer and the treatment of diarrhoea.
The use of opium itself as a universal drug has since become a part of THE history: opium no longer used in therapy, but it IS used as the starting material for the production of alkaloids, such as morphine and codeine. Today, natural and synthetic opioids are prescribed as analgesics and in the treatment of diarrohea. A great variety of synthetic hypnotics and sedatives are used to treat insomnia and many different psychiatric disorders. Thus, narcotic a drugs and psychotropic substances are as indispensable in the field in the field of medicine today as opium was in the past.
When Paracelsus was doing his best to convince his colleagues in Europe of the therapeutic value of opium, the non medical use of opium started to create major problems in Asia.
Impact of Drug Abuse
Millions of people suffered and suffering because of the dual characteristics of opium, as well as of many other narcotic drugs and many psychotropic substances, both natural and synthetic.
Drug Trafficking and drug abuse in South Asia continue to be largely transit-related owing to the close proximity of the region to the world’s two main opiate-producing areas: Golden Crescent and golden Triangle.
When drugs become and integral part of one’s physical, emotional and social life, the victim encounter with hell lot of problems. These problems can be classified in to Physical, Psychological, Spiritual and Social.
Possible signs of Addiction
The following are the signs that you need to look for:
Dishonesty & Telling lies frequently
Withdraw from family and friends
Does not finish what he/she starts
Sleeping schedule upside down
Residential Treatment Centre
TPF is running separate De-toxification and Rehabilitation center having a capacity to 50 patients at any given time.
Effective Treatment for Alcoholism and the following categories of Drugs (Substance) abuse are provided at the centre.
· Opium, Heroin, Morphine, Smack/Brown Sugar, Cocaine, Cannabis
· Pharmaceutical Medicines (abuse of Prescription Sedatives, tranquilizers, Hypnotics etc.)
· Volatile solvents-Inhalants (Petrol, adhesives etc.)
· Different varieties of Alcohol
Our previous experiences taught us that using drug substitutes in de-toxification is very vulnerable and risky, which may only help in diverting their addiction from conventional drugs to pharmaceutical ones- the end point will be the same. TPF does not believe excessive drug substitution and follows a drugless therapy in harmony with nature which is also cost effective.
An integrated approach is followed by the TPF centre to address these problems and rehabilitate the individuals by bringing wellness and well being in his life. This been done by building the capacity to perform different roles and responsibilities in the society as well as to lead a full fledged and meaningful life.
Naturopathy, Yoga & Meditation is effectively used in the management of physical and psycho-social withdrawal symptoms. The main objective is to avoid the side effect of sedatives and tranquillizers as well as to effectively combat the challenge of substitution to prescribed medicines (pharmaceutical solvents). Therapeutic value of Earth, Water, Massage has been well established in the managing withdrawal symptoms
The psychosocial counseling aims at the Behavior Change of the addicts by providing them with knowledge pertaining to addiction and developing a positive and constructive attitude towards society. This enables them to have a new attitude towards life. The individual will be empowered to manage his desires, thoughts, emotions, feelings etc. without the help of any addictive substances.
Involvement of Family
Drug/Alcohol Addiction not only a disease that lands the individual in distress but also it badly affect the family. So the family members are intrinsic part of a successful treatment. Family interactive sessions and meetings are conducted in regular intervals at the Centre.
Comprehensive De-addiction Services
Pre-admission Counselling: This will help the addict to identify his problems, accept it and the need to undergo the treatment. This also prepares the addict mentally for the transition period.
Management of withdrawal symptoms: During first few days of detoxification, the patient may undergo the withdrawal period. The severity of withdrawal symptoms depends on person to person, types of drugs used and period of abused.
Psychosocial counseling: It’s an ongoing process during the process, it helps to identify ones strengths and weakness and address it with the guidance of a counselor.
Yoga and meditation: To address the spiritual bankruptcy/spiritual void ness and better coordination of body parts and organs. It also helps to identify the potentiality of ‘self ‘within and use the spiritual energy to manage the challenges of daily life.
Behavior Change Communication: This involves providing information/knowledge, building awareness and changing attitude and behavior for healthy & safer choices in life.
Community Therapy: It essentially teaches empathize and expressing ones feelings and emotions appropriately. This shall equip the person with better interpersonal relationship and communication skills and thereby will have better adjustments with community and society.
Family Counselling: In most of the cases the immediate family members will also be in distress due to the tremendous social, economical and psychological pressure. The family counseling sessions enables the family members to better understand the situation, cope up with that and act appropriately.
Follow up by Telephone Calls/ House/workplace visits: As a part of the after care services, the discharged patients are encouraged to keep in touch in person or with help of communication tools. In case of need, the counselors visit the homes/workplaces.
As we are concerned about the results and well being of the beneficiaries, we DO NOT have any Out Patient Treatment facility.
In Patient Service: Since we believe that Drug de-addiction is a subjective matter (ie. Varies from person to person), we have customized treatment plan for each patient. However, a patient has to stay back at the centre for a minimum of 30-45 days.
Keeping in mind, the need of catering different socio-economic category of drug dependants, we have flexible Charges options.
For More Information/Preadmission Counseling Contact Us:
Tel/Fax: 011 27708001
Cell phone: 9891095197/9810790632
Outreach Awareness Camps
TPF identify drug addiction as a social problem and best method to combat it to prevent it. Camps are frequently organized in drug prone areas and information regarding various aspects of drug abuse is provided.